Stay Safe Around Water
- be aware of the local water environment and weather conditions before entering the water
- obey all water safety signs
- don’t drink alcohol while recreating around water, or when supervising children
- and make sure there’s someone looking out for you.
It’s important to check the weather before you head out for water activities. You should always check:
- weather warnings for your activity area
- weather conditions – will they affect your safety or comfort?
- wind conditions and expected wind changes.
Victoria’s most popular beaches are patrolled by lifesavers during the summer months, until the season ends at Easter. Information about patrolled beach locations, and times, is available on the Beachsafe website.
Water is fun and enjoyable for children. However, it can also be a safety hazard to young children.
Always empty the bathtub, buckets and sinks immediately after use.
- Always supervise children in and around the pool.
- Ensure your pool/spa fence is compliant – check and maintain it regularly.
- Never leave pool gates propped open.
- Always empty inflatable pools and paddling pools immediately after use.
- Ensure your children learn to swim.
- Learn CPR and display a resuscitation chart on your pool fence.